Three men arrested after bar fight

Three men were arrested Saturday for allegedly attacking the owner and employees of a bar on Old Hot Springs Road.

According to a report by sheriff's deputies, Luis Castaneda, 24, Marcelo Castaneda-Pacheco, 24, both of Carson City, and Nestor Castaneda-Montes, age unknown, of Mound House, approached Luis Perez, the owner of JB's Bar, and started an argument.

The report indicates Perez, manager of the bar, told deputies the three started an argument with him and several employees when Luis Castaneda allegedly pulled a tire iron out of his pants and hit Perez on the shoulder with it.

Perez said a second attempt was made, but he managed to grab the tire iron away from Luis Castaneda and hold the three at bay with it.

At that point, the three men began fighting with bar employees, and Nestor Castaneda-Montes allegedly threw a beer bottle and beer can at Perez, but missed, according to the report.

Employees Armando Perez and Ramon Martinez provided a similar account and filled out statements, the report said.

Deputies were called and the two of the men fled, but Perez said Luis Castaneda got into the driver's side of a white Ford Thunderbird and tried to run him over, but he jumped out of the way. Nestor Castaneda-Montes was also in the vehicle. Both were arrested.

Deputies said Marcelo Castaneda-Pacheco was found hiding in weeds behind the bar and fought with deputies as they handcuffed him.

The report states that Luis Castaneda had cuts and blood on his face and Nestor Castaneda-Montes had cuts and blood on the bottom side of his right forearm.

Nestor Castaneda-Montes of Mound House, was charged with suspicion of felony assault with a weapon. Bail was set at $20,000.

Luis Castaneda, a concrete worker, was charged with suspicion of felony battery with a deadly weapon. Bail was set at $50,000.

Marcelo Castaneda-Pacheco, a landscaper, was charged with suspicion of misdemeanor assault, battery and obstruction of a police officer. Bail was set at $2,386.

• Contact reporter Karen Woodmansee at or call 881-7351.


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